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Self-catering Gîte with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Sleeps 8. Non-applicable changeover.
2km from Avignon vaucluse
With glorious views over the surrounding region, including the impressive Fort Saint-André, Villa...
Self-catering Gîte with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Sleeps 10. Non-applicable changeover.
5.1km from Avignon vaucluse
In open Provençal countryside, only fifteen minutes drive from the beautiful city of Avignon, Le...
Self-catering Gîte with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Sleeps 10. Non-applicable changeover.
7.7km from Avignon vaucluse
This is the real Provence…ancient villages and towns amidst cypresses, vineyards, olive groves and...
Self-catering Gîte with 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Sleeps 14. Non-applicable changeover.
9.8km from Avignon vaucluse
A true gem of Provence, L'Esplanade offers charm and character in beautiful grounds just a...
Self-catering Gîte with 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Sleeps 11. Non-applicable changeover.
11.2km from Avignon vaucluse
It feels like your own small corner of paradise at Le Mas D’Or, an enchanting holiday home filled...
Self-catering Gîte with 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 8. Non-applicable changeover.
11.3km from Avignon vaucluse
Only a short walk from the much-loved town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Le Petit Tilleul is a...
Self-catering Gîte with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Sleeps 10. Non-applicable changeover.
11.4km from Avignon vaucluse
This attractive traditional country residence enjoys enviable space and privacy only a ten minute...
Self-catering Gîte with 8 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. Sleeps 16. Non-applicable changeover.
11.7km from Avignon vaucluse
Stay in a spectacular artist’s residence and experience a bohemian yet luxurious way of life...
Self-catering Gîte with 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. Sleeps 16. Non-applicable changeover.
11.7km from Avignon vaucluse
Le Mas des Couleurs is an extraordinary place where you will find the perfect mélange of...
Self-catering Gîte with 9 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. Sleeps 14. Non-applicable changeover.
11.9km from Avignon vaucluse
A Provençal delight, Maison Des Citrons is set on a vast estate featuring meadows, summer lavender...
Located at the confluence of the Rhône and Durance rivers, Avignon is well known for its ramparts, its famous Pont Saint-Bénezet and the Palais des Papes. It is known as the City of the Popes. Avignon is a UNESCO world heritage site and home to the largest gothic palace in Europe.
The beauty of the medieval past in Avignon never ceases to delight. The ramparts, the magnificent Palace of the Popes, the sea of red-tiled roofs, clock-towers and steeples, and of course the graceful Pont d’Avignon create a magical setting.
Avignon, once the City of the Popes rivalling even Rome and for centuries a major artistic centre, is a marvellously preserved town, packed full of interesting museums, monuments, historical buildings, palaces, galleries, cafés and bars. It is a splendid place to explore especially during the months of July and August when the famous Festival of Dance, Music and Theatre is taking place.
The café-lined Place de l'Horloge is a good place to start and is the site of the imposing Hôtel de Ville and the Opéra. Just around the corner on the Place du Palais is the spectacular Palace of the Popes. Built primarily as a fortress it has a series of heavily fortified battlements that tower over the town, a tour of the Palace is a must for most visitors. To the east of the Palace of the Popes are the intriguing Quartier de la Banasterie and Place des Carmes a tangle of tiny streets dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries and now full of small cafés, bars, shops and interesting galleries.
The Avignon Opera house hosted Molière and his troupe in the 1700’s. Rebuilt in 1846 after a fire, the Opera House offers music, dance, theatre and opera performances throughout the entire year, and the well-balanced programming draws a wide audience.
The terraced gardens of the Rocher des Doms, perched above the Rhône, is where Avignon started. With its gleaming virgin on top of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame-des-Doms, it is an imposing sight, as are its 2.5 miles of beautifully preserved ramparts.
Just outside the ramparts stands another attraction, the bridge of nursery-rhyme fame. Only four arches of the original 22 remain, together with a tiny Romanesque chapel, but still the 12th century Pont St-Bénezet inspires France's best known folksong. The famous 'Sur le pont d'Avignon, l'on y danse, l'on y danse ...' the 'Pont d'Avignon' is the bridge Saint Bénezet.
The little Romanesque chapel at the entrance to the Pont Saint Bénezet is now a museum, shop and ticket office. The Museum provides a vast overview of the history of the legendary bridge and its song.
Stroll the shopping streets in the pedestrian area, Joseph Vernet and St Agricol streets, the district of la Balance and the large Republic avenue where you will find a variety of well stocked luxury shops, ceramics and pottery, terracotta figurines, handicrafts, and other specialities of the region.